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2017/02/13 Corporate News

Laying of the foundation stone in Dubai

Dortmund-based pump manufacturer celebrates start of construction works for its new facility in the Middle East

Dubai/United Arab Emirates. Wilo, the leading manufacturer of pumps and pump systems, celebrated laying the foundation stone for its new facility, which will be located in the Jafza (Jebel Ali Free Zone) of Dubai. By investing in the Dubai economic hub, Wilo is acknowledging the region’s growing prominence and responding to the growing requirements of the market. “The role of the city as a platform and logistic hub for trade in the Middle East, Dubai’s efficient infrastructure by land, sea and air and the long-term economic stability offered by this country were the crucial factors tipping the balance in favour of investing here. The construction is scheduled for completion in early 2018”, Carsten Krumm, COO of WILO SE explains.

Selected guests and customers from the Middle East attended to celebrate the laying of the foundation stone. Guests included high-ranking delegations from Jafza, like COO Talal Al Hashemi, and Wilo Executive Board member Carsten Krumm.

The 8,000 square metres Wilo complex will have its own assembly line and also feature office space, showrooms, a logistics centre and dedicated training rooms. The training rooms, the so-called “Wilo-Academy”, offer dealers, engineers, installations and consumers a perfect location for attending training sessions for the various applications of Wilo products.
The new Wilo facilities will be among the most energy-efficient of its class in Dubai and will be awarded with the the prestigious LEED Gold certification. Wilo not only produces highly efficient products, the company also manufactures and assembles them at highly efficient locations.

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation commenting on the Wilo facility in Jafza: “We are very happy to host the Wilo state-of-the-art facility in Jafza, which is the globally recognised hub for the wider Middle East region that spans from West Asia, the CIS, and Africa to the Indian Subcontinent, a market of more than 2.5 billion consumers. Wilo’s expansion underlines its vision and commitment to the region and we are sure the new facility will enable them to further strengthen their strong presence here.

Wilo is a leading German company with proven quality products such as high-power pumps used in the construction and management of water and other industrial sectors.  Since founding the regional headquarters in 2008, the company has expanded its facilities in Jafza reflecting on its commitment to meeting the needs of customers. Wilo’s new facility gives it greater flexibility to expand and Jafza will provide the necessary support to enable it to meet company objectives.

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